Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Hey, guys. Things continue to progress. Funeral arrangements, meeting with the insurance guy, and visiting the proposed cemetary. Everyone is sad. Sometimes we cry. Friends are here, and mostly we talk about better times with Jeff and sit around realizing how much we all mean to each other.
I think the funeral is going to be on Friday evening, possibly at the Umlauf sculpture gardens. Mandy thinks it should be outside, and given how much Jeff loved to be outside, I think she's probably right on track (in addition to his obvious love of fishing, camping, and swimming, we rarely made it through a two hour movie without Jeff getting up halfway through it to walk around outside and "check on the pond" or examine the garden and the plants in his yard).
Anyway, I'm tired, so I'll keep it short, but thanks for all the love and support.


Anonymous said...

You are the best friend Jeffy could have ever had. You have been so strong through this whole ordeal and now everyone can see how tired you are by reading your blog. You have kept everyone informed of Jeff's status all this time. I think Jeffy would thank you right now. I am sure that Mandy and Jeff's family appreciate all that you are doing to help. I hope everyone can have a friend like you. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, Mandy, and the Wilson family. Austin has lost a true fan and friend.

Anonymous said...

From the words of Kahlil Gibran in "The Prophet"..."For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered? Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing. And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb. And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance."

Take care Jason. You are truly a gem.

Anonymous said...

Dear Jason, Mandy, Friends, and Family-

I am so very sorry for the tragedy and loss of such a nice, intelligent, and kind person. Just a couple of weeks or so before this accident, I was in court 3 waiting to get an occupational for a client. I was unfamiliar with Judge Crain's take on this, so I timidly asked Jeff for some advice. He was very, very helpful. Then, when I left the office, he came into the courtroom after me, flagged me down, then gave me the real skinny on which judge to approach and how to handle these in the future. It was such a sweet and kind gesture - and something that he didn't have to do.

I didn't get the opportunity to interact with Jeff, outside the courthouse, but I was really touched by his kindness and his obvious vivaciousness.

My heartfelt sympathies to Mandy, to you, to all of his friends, and to his family. He will be sorely missed.

Finally, if there is anything I can ever do for any of you, please, let me know.

Eve Schatelowitz

CM said...


We haven't talked much (at all?) since graduation, but I heard about this through Taline and wanted to say how sorry I am for your loss and for what you and your friends are going through. If there is anything Meredith and I can do to help, please let us know. Our thoughts are with you and the Wilson family.

Jeff Allen

Anonymous said...

Could you post where to send flowers? Thanks, Catherine

Anonymous said...


Thanks for having been so intrepid in telling the internet community in which Jeff acted what was going on.

Via your warmth and dedication we know that he to whom your devotion has been so gallantly displayed was ever so much more special than we knew.

Anonymous said...

Technology can be wonderful as it brings people together; it shows you how many lives one person touches.

Take care, Jason.


Anonymous said...

Looks like memorial gathering and contribution (in lieu of flowers) details can be found at Weed-Corley-Fish

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Jason. To you and Mandy and, really, all of us -- hang in there. You have lots of people in your corner, because Jeff created that love and support, and it's still here.